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that the national security agency is opening the laws and regulations that we put on them. we probably need to be able to have more transparency about what the foreign surveillance court is up to so that we can lay to rest the accusation that they are just a rubber stamp or that they don't actively double check what the national security agency is up to. so we have a communications challenge that we have got to get out there. that is not to say there is not substance. it is going to be debated. reasonable people can come down on either side of the debate, but that is what is going to be going on in congress this fall is trying to reconcile all of these competing interests. host: michael from las vegas, independent line, hi. caller: as i was telling the person who took my call, i ran who a chap in las vegas gave me suspicion that he might be a terrorist. i tried to call home and security, and it was impossible to get through. nobody answered the phone. i try to get a letter to them, i cannot get any communication. now, what does one do in a case like that? i had a very serious reason why thi
program at the national security agency. mr. snowden granted asylum in russia in august after being stuck at the moscow airport for more than a month. his whereabouts and russia remain up secret. a senate committee will investigate the shooting at the washington navy yard's this morning. today's hearing is to investigate whether background checks are adequate. areomes as officials analyzing how defense contractor aaron alexis was able to have a secret clearance despite a series of violent outbursts, repeated russia's with the law, and concerns about his mental health. live coverage of the hearing at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. spancan see that here on c- or listen on c-span radio. these are the latest headlines on c-span radio. was officiallyg my grandmother's white house were trip. lady bird johnson went looking for portraits of the first ladies to hang in the white house. she thought that was important. she looked high and low and she official find her portrait. she called and said, mrs. truman, do you know where that painting is? we can't find it. yeah, it is on my wall. said you really s
and the national security agency according to a government spokesperson. germany and france are they wanted to go to the u.s. to sign a no spy deal by the end of the year. the leaders have warned a lack of trust could harm the fight against terrorism as well as the merkel's phone was bugged. the nsa claims they have monitored millions of phone calls by both germany and france citizens. this is steve from windham, connecticut on the independent line. caller: i think general alexander should resign. gamedy who follows the spy ought to be able to read "the "the guardian," and new york times." the spying isn't about germany or france. host: what you mean the spying is about ourselves? well, i as an american when i go to europe or to asia, i represent united states in a way, you know? i don't want to be known as the guy who sneaks into his wife's handbag. it is really about ourselves as a people. newspaper and the read what these people are doing? through mrs. to go merkel's handbag? host: that is steve from windham, connecticut, re- freezing our question from this morning. it said should be re-think
was not aware that the national security agency was tapping the phone of agngela merkel. opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the white house explanations to accuse mr. obama of being a bystander president. some democrats are scratching their heads at the seeming detachment from significant matter. msnbc ran a montage of clips showing mr. obama or his aides disclaiming presidential knowledge of various issues. what do you think? what do you think about the president's accountability on these issues and others. michigan, republican, dave am a what do you think? becausei am calling people like me are rarely represented in the media in the discussion about the affordable health care. you will find us in the gems -- , the health food stores, running, jogging, doing the tour there are millions of us devoted to our health, narcissistic to a point. that is only because we are devoted to our health. -- he has. obama nerve to tell me how to stay healthy. i have catastrophic health care and that is all i need. i do not plan on getting all of these diseases that are acquired by not taking mys
, his former head of the national security agency and the cia. sunday night were tv talk shows on c-span radio. it brought tears of public service by c-span. abc this week, 2 p.m. fox news sunday. 3 p.m. the state of union and at 4 p.m. eastern time facing nation from cbs. listen to them all on c-span radio. and 90.1 fm here in the washington dc area across the country on xm satellite radio channel 120 you can download a free app for your smart phone or listen online. at c-span radio.org. >> john foster dulles had recently died when that super airport out in chantilly, virginia was being rebuilt. president eisenhower immediately made announced at the airport would be called the dulles airport. there was pushed back from others and finally the decision was made to name it after dulles. you can still see the film clip of kennedy opening the airport with eisenhower there and allen dulles there and he pulled back a curtain and behind the curtain is his giant bust of john foster dulles. that bust stands in the middle of this big airport. so in to see it while i was writing this book. i c
, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting potentially damaging actions and pushing initiatives that may prove conserve urschel -- controversial. companies sentt a letter to senate leaders on thursday. he reflected the sharpening industry strategy. they created a privacy advocate to represent civil liberty the secretive in court that oversees the nsa. transparency is a critical first step to informed public debate. it is clear that more needs to be done, says the letter. it was sent to the chair of the judiciary committee. thatompanies believe government for sale -- first -- practices should be reformed to include substantial enhancements to provide -- to privacy. this is the lead story in the washington post today. here's the lead story in the washington times. health care woes have democrats feeling anxious. they are already under fierce attack from republicans over th
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